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Major events

Shrewsbury has a packed calendar of major events throughout the year. Highlights include the popular Shrewsbury Folk Festival, the Shrewsbury Steam Rally with over 1000 exibits, the world-famous Shrewsbury Flower Show and the Shrewsbury Regatta which has been running since 1871! There are also triathlons, marathons, coracle races, boat races, cycling races and countless other major events for kids and families. Be sure to mark these must-see events on your calendar! 

Shropshire OktoberFest

Friday, 4th to Saturday, 5th October 2019
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

The On Shrewsbury Half Marathon

Sunday, 6th October 2019
West Mid Showground,
Gravel Hill Lane
SY1 2PF Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury’s Fireworks and Bonfire Spectacular

Saturday, 2nd November 2019 -
4:00pm - 10:00pm
West Mid Showground,
Gravel Hill Lane
SY1 2PF Shrewsbury

Remembrance Parade and Service

Sunday, 10th November 2019 -
9:00am - 11:30am
St Chad's Church,
St Chad's Terrace
SY1 1JX Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival

Saturday, 16th to Sunday, 17th November 2019
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Christmas Lights Switch On

Wednesday, 20th November 2019 -
4:30am - 8:00pm

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature

Friday, 22nd to Sunday, 24th November 2019
Various locations

Carols in the Square

Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -
5:30pm

DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

Friday, 7th to Sunday, 16th February 2020
Various locations

Shrewsbury Wacky Races

Sunday, 24th May 2020 -
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury
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